Janse Van Rensburg of MTN-Qhubeka becomes the first foreigner to win the Yellow Jersey in the history of Tour of Eritrea
Following on from his teammate Jani Tewelde’s first stage win at the Tour of Eritrea on Wednesday 30 May, Jacques Janse van Rensburg ensured that the MTN-Qhubeka Team took another stage win as took first place on the podium after a hot and gruelling second stage from Massawa to Asmara.
The blazing hot conditions of stage one continued through to the second stage of the race, which was a 115km stretch that included a daunting 60km climb along Seydichi Pass.
For the first time in the Tour of Eritrea history, a foreign team snatched the Yellow Jersey from our national team [… well… with the help of an Eritrean of course]
MTN-Qhubeka’s promising rider, Jani Tewelde has won the 89km long stage one competition of the Tour of Eritrea at a time of 2:25’42”. He comfortably took the lead in this UCI 2.2 rated race.
The win is also the first Yellow Jersey win for Jani Tewelde and his team. This phenomenon makes him the first foreign team player to win the Yellow Jersey, for the first time, in the history of the Tour of Eritrea.